Michael Moore reveals the name of his anti-Trump documentary on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
Moore says his film Fahrenheit 11/9 will be about how the American public got to this point and how can people get out. It will be in theatres on September 21.
Just a month ago, political activist and filmmaker Michael Moore hinted at a “secret project” he was working on. It got us all wondering, what his new project entailed? The Oscar winner has finally ended the suspense and revealed the name of his “secret project” on the ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ and gave us a small glimpse of what it will be about. In one of the scenes from the documentary itself, you have a scene of him being kicked out of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago golf club - this pretty much tells us what this film is going to be about.
The name of the film is ‘Farenheit 11/9,’ which is an obvious reference to election day 2016 that resulted in Donald Trump being elected as the president of the United States of America. According to Moore’s website, the film will hit theatres on September 21. Hollywood Reporter says, according to an official synopsis of the new film, "Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 11/9 is a provocative and comedic look at the times in which we live. It will explore the two most important questions of the Trump Era: How the f**k did we get here, and how the f**k do we get out? It's the film to see before it's too late."
Moore was one liberal figure who actually accurately predicted that Trump would win the elections. Regarding Trump, Moore told Colbert: “He outsmarted all of us. Nobody took him seriously. I tried to warn people he was gonna win Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania. People laughed or booed. I wasn’t saying it ’cause I wanted it to happen.”
To make the Trump documentary, Moore has reunited with his acclaimed team from Fahrenheit 9/11, Oscar-nominated documentary directors/producers Meghan O’Hara, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal. Movieweb quotes Moore talking about his new film and its subject: "No matter what you throw at him, it hasn't worked. No matter what is revealed, he remains standing. Facts, reality, brains cannot defeat him. Even when he commits a self-inflicted wound, he gets up the next morning and keeps going and tweeting... That all ends with this movie."
The funny thing is that back in 1998 both Moore and Trump appeared on an episode of Roseanne Barr’s old talk show ‘The Roseanne Show,’ and Trump explicitly said he hopes that Moore never makes a documentary on him. Who would have thought that that is exactly what would happen 20 years later?
Moore recently posted this footage on Twitter and captioned it, “I know Roseanne. And I know Trump. And they are about to rue the day they ever knew me.”
It looks like Moore is going after Barr next. For on May 30, Moore posted on Facebook: “So Roseanne Barr woke up yesterday morning & posted hateful, slanderous tweets about me, Valerie Jarrett, George Soros & Chelsea Clinton — and within hours, ABC fired her. The same ABC who hired her after years of her posting other tweets saying Hillary was running a child sex abuse ring out of a pizza restaurant in DC, that the Clintons had murdered people, and anyone who criticized Benjamin Netanyahu was a Nazi. The same Roseanne who referred to black people (even back then) as apes, and Arabs as, well, every racist thing you can imagine. That Roseanne. Like Trump, she went on a Wild White Racist tear during the Obama years.
“Did you ever wonder why, in 2011, NBC didn’t fire Donald Trump when he launched his racist birther movement, declaring the President a Kenyan and a Muslim?
“Roseanne, the vicious slur at me you retweeted yesterday — if I had the time I’d sue you and drain you of every dime you have. But I’ve got a better idea. As they say in the movies: one down, one to go.”
His post came just a day after Barr insulted Valerie Jarrett, former President Barack Obama’s senior advisor, on Twitter. She wrote: “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.” Her tweet was followed by a quick chain of events that led to ABC canceling her show ‘Roseanne,’. It was a huge repercussion as the revival of the hit late 80s and 90s sitcom pushed the bar quite a bit when it came to political correctness, with its stance at variance with liberal Hollywood when it came to US President Donald Trump. Now ABC is planning on a Roseanne spin-off which does not include its former star.
Moore also shared his thoughts about his appearance on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ on Facebook. With a picture of him in conversation with Colbert, he wrote: “I cannot begin to describe the emotion I felt during the segment I taped with Stephen Colbert tonight. It will air tonight on CBS at 11:35/10:35c.
"It was the most amazing visit I’ve ever had with him. Powerful. The two of us meeting in a moment of our nation's great despair. He asked me if I were still a Catholic. I said, 'can I ask you something personal?' I told him that when my government abuses a child, that is my child. The audience cheered and went ballistic. The stagehands said they’d never seen an audience engage in that way. We talked about the deep despair tens of millions are feeling & what we’re going to do about it. We went long. Hope you see it. It's on in 15 minutes! With Special guests Jon Stewart & Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez!”
"We are in deep, deep trouble now," he had said of the current political situation before he announced the name of his new film on Colbert's show. In the show he discussed Sarah Sanders' restaurant controversy and made it clear that he did not agree with her being asked to leave the restaurant, this was not the kind of activism he is advocating for.
Michael was asked by Colbert what he thinks the endgame is, to which he remarked that Trump wants to be president for life and he wants to get re-elected and the only way people can stop this is by putting their life on the line. Michael further said he was in despair looking at the ways things are shaping up politically in the country. However, he is convinced people will rise up after seeing the numerous families being separated at the border and the conditions in which children were kept in the detention centers. Michael hopes that film will provide some kind of way forward so that these events are not repeated in the future.
Moore’s most popular documentaries include Roger & Me, Bowling for Columbine, and Fahrenheit 9/11. Fahrenheit 9/11 was the highest-grossing documentary of all time; it criticized the Bush administration in the wake of the tragic 9/11 terrorist attack.